Messi, Iniesta named in Barca squad for Mamelodi Sundowns friendly

Cheryl Sanders
May 17, 2018

Lionel Messi has been included in Barcelona's squad for their friendly against Mamelodi Sundowns in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Wednesday after being rested for the 5-4 defeat to Levante on Sunday.

Ghana goalkeeper Razak Brimah is set play against LaLiga champions FC Barcelona as they face his South African club Mamelodi Sundowns in a friendly today, May 16.


In what was the Catalans' second-to-last match of the season, their host on the night Sundowns denied kept Lionel Messi at bare but couldn't keep out Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez.

The event is one of the main highlights of the Nelson Mandela centenary celebrations taking place this year.


Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 and died in December 2013.

Pitso Mosimane's men head into the clash on the back of a 0-0 draw with Bloemfontein Celtic in their final league game of the season over the weekend.


Ernesto Valverde's side clinched a 25th Liga title on April 29 and the King's Cup on April 21 but failed to make history as the first team since 1933 to complete a Spanish top-flight season without losing a game.

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